Emmett Graham

Last updated

February 19, 2020


Emmett began cultivating theatrical skills on the family farm, while singing and performing for audiences of dairy cows. (It was said these performances were very moo-ving).  After graduating from Melrose Area High School, he moved up North and earned a B.A. in Theatre and music minor from the University of MN Duluth. While there, Emmett performed in opera, operetta, musicals, straight theatre, children's theatre, improv, and also directed, music directed, composed, worked as a teaching artist, and played in pits. 

After years in various theatrical venues, he took on a new challenge: performing in the land of heatstroke and outdoor privies, debuting in 2017 at the MN Renaissance Festival. Shortly thereafter, Emmett moved to Minneapolis, and is currently a member of Ring of Keys, a queer+ theatre collective.

With a skillset including: music, singing, writing, martial arts, juggling, improv, and dirt, who knows what might come next?


Emmett Graham

Soprano [G3-F6]                                                                                                                   


Balloonacy                  (Upcoming)     ‘Old Man’/Puppeteer           Lakeshore Players Theatre

Troilus & Cressida                             Troilus                                  Phoenix Theatre/Emma VanVactor-Lee

Remy Raygun & the Space Brigade    Skip/Terry                            MN Fringe/Kyle Dekker

Lend Me a Tenor                                Diana                                    Duluth Playhouse/Michael Kraklio

Treasure Island                                   Jim Hawkins                        Wise Fool/Chani Ninneman

1984                                                    Syme                                    The Underground/Robert Lee

Time Stands Still                                 Mandy Bloom                     Duluth Playhouse/Julie Ahasay            

Jekyll and Hyde                                  Hyde, Poole, Various           The Underground/Jonathan Manchester



Throne of Swords Troupe                   Feste the Fool*                    MN Renaissance Festival/Katrina Radcliffe

Renegade Improv                                Improv Player                      Renegade Theatre Company



Mary Poppins                                     Mary Poppins                       Sauk River Players/Marit Elliott

Ruddigore                                           Zorah, Rose (cover)             The Underground/Jeffrey Madison

Mozart’s Magic Flute                         Queen of the Night              University of MN Duluth/Alice Pierce

The Wizard of Oz                                Wicked Witch of the West  Sauk River Players/Marit Elliott

Into the Woods                                    Cinderella                             Sauk River Players/Marit Elliott

The Sound of Music                            Maria Von Trapp                 Sauk River Players/Marit Elliott

Once Upon a Mattress                        The Jester                             Marit Elliot Auditorium/Marit Elliott


Children’s Theatre

The Jungle Book                                 Shere Khan                           Duluth Playhouse/Lacy Habdas

Fantastic Mr. Fox                               Badger/Narrator                   Duluth Playhouse/Robert Lee


Education & Training: University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A. Theatre, Music Minor

Voice: Rachel Inselman, Marcus McConico

Dance: LilaAnn White (ballet), Christine Seitz (jazz, tap)


Basic juggling, Piano (intermediate), Flute (intermediate), Guitar (basic), Ukulele (basic)

Languages: German (intermediate), Spanish (basic) Tae Kwon Do (2nd degree black belt); Nunchaku skills

*Recipient of the Cracked Cup Award for Best New Performer

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